Dennis Riley

Dennis "Tony" Riley

1939 - 2021

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Dennis "Tony" Riley was born on a farm near Redwood Falls, MN on August 22, 1939 to Sylvester and Ella (Peterson) Riley. The family later moved to rural Wanda where Dennis attended school. On February 13, 1960, Dennis was united in marriage to Rita (Roiger) at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. Together they had 4 daughters - Jodi, Judy, Jeanna, and Jackie. The couple farmed near Wanda for 15 years and then moved to Lamberton in 1976. Dennis then worked for Parker and Sons Tiling for 30 years before retiring. He then started Tony’s Construction and spent another 15 years doing what he loved, digging in the dirt. His hobby was collecting old things, mostly old tractors, especially Allis Chalmers. His pride and joy was his D-21. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Tony died on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at New Ulm Medical Center, at the age of 81. He is survived by his daughters - Jodi (Dean) Kronbach of Lamberton, Judy (Steve) Churchill of Revere, Jeanna (Jim) Olson of Lamberton, and Jackie (Arden) Imker of Lamberton; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; siblings - Monica of Corpus Christi, TX, Sylvester (Kathleen) Riley of Lamberton, Audrey (James) Fuchs of Pine Island, Giles J. (Linda) Riley of Lamberton, Edward (Kathleen) Riley of Minneapolis, Bernard (Marianne) Riley of Pine Island, and Marian (Dan) Arnoldi of Northfield. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita, grandsons - Brent and Bryant Kronbach and James Robert Olson, and granddaughter Teresa Imker.
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Friday
30
April

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 30, 2021
Sturm Funeral Home
502 S. Main
Lamberton, Minnesota, United States
Saturday
1
May

Visitation 2

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 1, 2021
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
400 2nd Ave. W.
Lamberton, Minnesota, United States
Saturday
1
May

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 pm
Saturday, May 1, 2021
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lamberton, MN
400 2nd Ave. W.
Lamberton, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
Address not given
Lamberton, Minnesota, United States